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The Central York Girls Hockey Association has launched a fundraiser to buy more defibrillators to public areas for the second year in a row through the new She Shoots, She Saves campaign.
The Orange Crush peewee team took it upon themselves to teach people how to do CPR, as well as raise money to purchase defibrillators after being inspired by York Region Panthers teammate, Raychel Gillies, who saved a man’s life at her father’s weekly hockey game at a Newmarket arena using a defibrillator after he went into cardiac arrest.
“We placed two outdoor defibrillators in Newmarket and Aurora. We really wanted to raise awareness of cardiac health,” said Trish Murphy, manager of the Orange Crush last year.
The team raised enough money to place a SaveStation tower in Newmarket at Riverwalk Commons’ outdoor rink, she added….